There’s nothing quite as appealing as a man and his dog, am I right?
Which is why this new PETA “Adopt Don’t Buy” ad featuring Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has really hit it out of the ballpark (sorry, couldn’t help myself).
“I realized there’s so many homeless animals [who] need love and need attention, it’s just better to adopt,” Chase explained.
The ballplayer’s rescue dog, Jack, also stars in the ad with him. And in addition to saving Jack and working with PETA, Chase and his wife, Jen, are active volunteers with the Pennsylvania SPCA and started an annual event called the Utley All-Star Animals to raise money and awareness for animals in need.
“As a baseball player, there’s many nights where I come home and, you know, I’ve had a tough game, but seeing his face, it just kind of puts that behind you a little bit,” Chase said.
Check out a behind-the-scenes video with Chase below!